VOL. 132 | NO. 69 | Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Germantown school board has approved a contract to buy 38 acres of land at Forest Hill-Irene Road and Poplar Pike for a new elementary school for 750 children.
Brothers Dedric and K.J. Lawson on Wednesday, April 5, announced their intention to transfer from the University of Memphis basketball program. And while they said all the right things in the initial statement they released, that changed soon afterward.
Keenon McCloy got around to doing the math on her time at City Hall. “I just crossed over 25 years,” said McCloy, director of the Memphis Public Libraries system, a position she has held for 10 years. Before that she was director of the city’s Division of Public Service, head of the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center and started as director of the transition office for Memphis Mayor-elect Willie Herenton in 1991, one of four mayors whose administrations she has worked in.
Even as nearby large mixed-use developments like TraVure and Thornwood rise from the ground, a proposed 32-acre town center-style mixed-use development west of Saddle Creek could be Germantown’s most transformative project in recent memory when it’s all said and done.
The Lawson Brothers exit Tigers basketball seeking a release from the University of Memphis. The statement from Dedric and K.J. Lawson was all sweetness and light and apparently about as sincere as one of those interviews where players and coaches declare that if they will just play hard and put more points on the board than the other team then they should win.
Regions Bank has filed an $800,000 building permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for the construction of a new branch in Lakeland.
A group of 48 third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at LaRose Elementary School made signs and walked a picket line around their school campus Tuesday, April 4, as part of a lesson about protests on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination that drew five Memphis police cars.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has tapped a 20-year veteran of higher education to be its new associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, a position that carries an expansive portfolio at the school.
The Chicago Cubs made history in 2016 by winning the World Series and breaking a 108-year draught. The St. Louis Cardinals made a little minor history by missing the playoffs after getting there five straight years and six of the last seven seasons.
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Malco Theatres’ multimillion-dollar Downtown movie theater has taken another step toward completion.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A plan by Democrats to expand the Medicaid program in Tennessee has died after the sponsor of the measure pulled the bill for the year.
NASHVILLE – Legislation enabling state lawmakers to raise campaign funds during even-year session recesses evolved into a markedly different bill this week – one allowing significant contribution increases for Senate candidates.
Republicans say ho, Democrats say go. In the wake of Trumpcare’s congressional crash, states such as Kansas and North Carolina are joining the majority of the nation in expanding Medicaid rolls.
Despite objections to a pharmaceutical reporting requirement, a House committee passed legislation Tuesday, April 4, designed to make oral chemotherapy medication more affordable.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are considering legislation to amend the state constitution to say that God is the source of liberties for the state's citizens.
When LeBron James joined the Miami Heat in 2010, he made it fashionable for us all to take our talents to South Beach.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has removed chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, reversing an earlier, controversial decision to give Bannon access to the group's high-level meetings.
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local):
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — As part of a sweeping hunt for any accomplices of the St. Petersburg suicide bomber, investigators Wednesday rounded up seven suspected Islamic State recruiters from the Central Asia region of the former Soviet Union but found no immediate evidence of their involvement in the subway attack.